How to Disable Data Encryption on Nexus 6

In late September, Google decided to step on NSA’s toes and turn on encryption by default in … more

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Review – XDA TV

The holidays will be here in no time, so why not start thinking about gifts now? Youll be ahead … more

Mozilla Ditches Google, Makes Yahoo Default Search Engine

Mozilla and Google have had a long-standing relationship of about 10 years. Google … more

Learn More About Linux with Linux Man Pages

Linux is quite a powerful and very configurable operating system. Thanks to some user-friendly … more

Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

[Q] Personal tips for a (soon to be) Note II user?

OP mrmcpowned

24th February 2013, 04:35 AM   |  #1  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
23 posts
Join Date:Joined: Apr 2011
Well, I'm no stranger to large phones. I currently have my trusty Dell Streak Mini with me running along with DSC but my contract's coming to an end and I have made the choice on getting the Note II in about a week or two. Seemed right considering I couldn't let go of my 5 inch screen and Best Buy was giving away $50 gift cards left and right allowing to pay $50 less for for the phone. I've been reading up a lot on the phone and have just been wondering what exactly are some of your own personal tips you find handy with the device? I'm a bit of a power user so I like learning neat ways of doing stuff
24th February 2013, 01:08 PM   |  #2  
wase4711's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Outside of Chicago
Thanks Meter: 3,836
 
9,241 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2010
Donate to Me
More
here's an important tip

quit asking about the phone and just buy it now...you cant imagine how much better it is than any other phone out right now..
24th February 2013, 07:41 PM   |  #3  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
23 posts
Join Date:Joined: Apr 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by wase4711

here's an important tip

quit asking about the phone and just buy it now...you cant imagine how much better it is than any other phone out right now..

Believe me, I'd do it in a heartbeat but my contract doesn't end until the end of next week
24th February 2013, 07:44 PM   |  #4  
wase4711's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Outside of Chicago
Thanks Meter: 3,836
 
9,241 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2010
Donate to Me
More
if you go to the att store, or even best buy, they will let you get it now...I guarantee they don't care you are a couple of weeks away from the end...
24th February 2013, 09:53 PM   |  #5  
Member
Flag Northern Virginia Area
Thanks Meter: 15
 
96 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jul 2010
More
Re: [Q] Personal tips for a (soon to be) Note II user?
If you go to an AT&T store they will let you upgrade up to 14 days in advance. At least that's what they've told me.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using xda app-developers app
25th February 2013, 03:21 AM   |  #6  
bradbusa's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 52
 
476 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jun 2011
Re: [Q] Personal tips for a (soon to be) Note II user?
Best tip ever:flash the latest clean rom ACE 4.5 when you get it
25th February 2013, 07:41 AM   |  #7  
jamesc760's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 73
 
477 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2010
Re: [Q] Personal tips for a (soon to be) Note II user?
Att stores don't do price match and their prices are usually higher than best buy or anyone else. In other words, buy your phone at best buy or some place other than att stores.

Sent from my GT-N7005 using xda premium
25th February 2013, 08:40 AM   |  #8  
godfirst's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Somewhere Giving God All The Glory!
Thanks Meter: 1,170
 
4,121 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jul 2010
Donate to Me
More
Re: [Q] Personal tips for a (soon to be) Note II user?
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesc760

Att stores don't do price match and their prices are usually higher than best buy or anyone else. In other words, buy your phone at best buy or some place other than att stores.

Sent from my GT-N7005 using xda premium

That's not true, Att is a lot cheaper then best buy if your buying out right. Now on contract it just depends on who has a better deal for a two year agreement.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
25th February 2013, 01:31 PM   |  #9  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 148
 
679 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jun 2011
More
Well after you purchase the phone this "GALAXY Note II User's Digest" on the play store has some good tips.

ALso there are a number of youtube videos showing tips.
25th February 2013, 08:48 PM   |  #10  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 45
 
527 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2011
Put it in a case. This phone can be pretty fragile.

Use the volume increase mod, or the latest Perseus kernel to gain access to audio tweaks. The headphone jack by default is a bit quieter than other phones (well, it's quiet for me anyway).

Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes